Dickinson’s admissions student interviewers are a highly select group of students known for being engaged, responsible members of the campus community. They are trusted with this unique opportunity to help shape the future of the Dickinson community through the admissions process by interviewing prospective students and contributing to their applications.

From varsity athletes to Student Senators, Feminist Collective members to ROTC cadets, Vermonters to Californians to native Pennsylvanians, political science and art history majors to creative writing and Japanese minors, these students represent all facets of the very multifaceted Dickinson community.

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Sierra Climaco

Sierra Climaco

Class of 2020

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

High School: Pacific Palisades Charter High School

Major: Sociology

Minor: Creative Writing

Activities: Sierra is a Phonathon caller and manager with the Office of Advancement and enjoys connecting with members of the Dickinson community. She is also a member of the sociology majors’ committee, which involves planning events and making the sociology department more inclusive and appealing to all. You can often find Sierra in the library at one of the reference computers doing her work. She is known for being possessive over one particular seat and sitting in the library for hours on end. She'll occasionally make an appearance in the Dining Hall. Sierra enjoys writing in her journal, reading a book or hanging out with her friends.
Aisha Johnson

Aisha Johnson

Class of 2020

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School: The Young Women’s Leadership School of Brooklyn

Major: Educational Studies (concentration in education and society)

Minor: Chinese

Activities: Aisha is vice president of Kappa Delta Pi, an educational honor society; president of Delta Sigma Theta, a historically black sorority on campus; and a member of the Black Student Union. She also tutors inmates at the Cumberland County jail in math and English. Aisha works with the educational studies department as a student assistant and the Center for Civic Learning & Action as a service trip leader, and she is a First-Year Mentor. During her junior year, she studied abroad with Dickinson in China at Yunnan University where she was enrolled in intensive Chinese language and culture courses. This year she is teaching a kindergarten class at the Dickinson College Children Center as a Chinese (Mandarin) language and culture intern. Aisha enjoys dancing, trying new foods, traveling and exploring new talents. Her two favorite places on campus are Britton Plaza during the spring and the dance studio in the HUB.
Keshawn Bostic

Keshawn Bostic

Class of 2021

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School: The Northfield Mount Hermon School

Major: Educational Studies and American Studies

Activities: Keshawn keeps himself busy on and off campus. He is president of Dickinson’s Black Student Union, a Montgomery Service Leader and a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an international education honor society. Keshawn is also a member of the Xi Kappa Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, where he is the chapter’s strategus and guide right coordinator. Off campus, he serves as the Lt. Strategus for the Northeastern Province of the fraternity, and regularly volunteers and serves as a board member at Hope Station, a local nonprofit. Keshawn enjoys listening to new music, DJing events and hanging out with friends in the HUB. He can often be found in the HUB side rooms doing work in the evenings with small groups of friends.

 


 


Demetria Ruhl

Demetria Ruhl

Class of 2020

Hometown: Wilmington, Del.

High School: Wilmington Friends School

Major: Chemistry and French & Francophone Studies

Activities: Demetria is a captain of the women’s varsity swim team and a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Outside of the pool, she conducts student-faculty chemistry research and is a member of the Pre-Health Society, hoping to pursue a career in the medical field after graduation. Demetria is also a tour guide and loves any chance to talk to others about Dickinson, particularly with prospective students and alumni. Studying abroad in Toulouse, France, during fall 2018 was one of her most memorable Dickinson experiences. On a nice day you can most likely find Demetria outside on Britton Plaza.
Sara Duane

Sara Duane

Class of 2020

Hometown: Plainsboro, N.J.

High School: West Windsor - Plainsboro High School North

Major: Educational Studies and French & Francophone Studies

Minor: Math

Activities: For two summers, Sara interned with Educational Testing Service. She also studied abroad in Toulouse, France, for a semester where she explored French culture and practiced her French. On campus, Sara is a co-supervisor at the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues, a member of the Liberty Cap Society and on the Liberty Cap Executive Board. She is also involved with a few honor societies, such as Alpha Lambda Delta and Kappa Delta Pi, the educational honor society on campus. Her favorite spot on campus is Britton Plaza.
Ashlyn Buffum

Ashlyn Buffum

Class of 2020

Hometown: Westerly, R.I.

High School: Saint Georges School

Major: Art History

Minor: Creative Writing

Activities: As an art history major, Ashlyn is very involved with the Trout Gallery, Dickinson's on-campus art gallery. She served as a Trout Ambassador for the past two years and is starting her first year as a Museum Interpretation Assistant. In addition to her work with the gallery, Ashlyn has been involved with the Office of Admissions since her first year at Dickinson, volunteering as a Triton and student interviewer. She has also been involved with the Dickinson Dog House and Arts Collective. You can usually find Ashlyn in a comfy chair in the library writing her next epic adventure.

 


 


Bizz Fretty

Bizz Fretty

Class of 2020

Hometown: Cos Cob, Conn.

High School: Greenwich High School

Major: Art History and Medieval & Early Modern Studies

Activities: Bizz is starting her second year as a museum interpretation assistant at the Trout Gallery and is heavily involved in the art museum's education programming. She is president of the Film Club and has been a member of the organization since her first year. Bizz has been a tour guide for two years—you can usually find her at the Quarry grabbing a cup of hot tea before starting a tour.
Nicole Tamvaka

Nicole Tamvaka

Class of 2020

Hometown: Athens, Greece

High School: Pierce – The American College of Greece

Majors: Neuroscience and Mathematics

Activities: Nicole is very passionate about the international experience at Dickinson and serves as a global ambassador, president of WIND (Dickinson's international club), and president of the International Student Board. She is also vice president of the Neuroscience Club, a member of Dance Theatre Group, Alpha Lambda Delta (first-year honor society) and Pi Mu Epsilon (national mathematics honor society). Nicole is a student supervisor at the library and a TA for modern Greek. She has been fortunate to intern at her high school as the Leadership Academy Coordinator, as well as at the Mayo Clinic in Florida, where she conducted research on genetics and neurodegenerative diseases. She has thoroughly enjoyed developing close relationships with her professors, like Professor Rauhut, with whom she conducts research. Nicole's favorite spots on campus are Rector Atrium and the window seats at the Biblio.
Emily Padalino

Emily Padalino

Class of 2020

Hometown: Albany, N.Y.

High School: Albany Academy for Girls

Major: Political Science

Activities: Emily’s interests include human rights policy and social activism. On campus, Emily is a member of the women's basketball team, a co-director for Title IX Peer Education and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She is also a Presidential Fellow and a member of the Hera Society, Dickinson's all-female athletic honor society. Emily loves walking through campus on sunny days and seeing everyone hanging out on the quads and in the red chairs!

 


 


Amalia Bilis

Amalia Bilis

Class of 2020

Hometown: Baltimore, Md.

High School: Bryn Mawr School

Majors: Economics and International Business & Management

Minor: French

Activities: Amalia is one of the co-presidents of Dickinson's Student Investment Group and a member of the women’s club soccer team. Since her freshman year, Amalia has been involved with the Office of Admissions as a tour guide. She studied abroad in spring 2019 in France, where she studied economic integration in the European Union. When it is sunny, you can find Amalia doing homework on Britton Plaza or in a red Adirondack chair on the Academic Quad.
Patrick Robinson

Patrick Robinson

Class of 2020

Hometown: New York, N.Y.

High School: Trinity School

Major: Political Science

Activities: Patrick is the Vice Chair of MOB, Dickinson’s student-run programming board, for which he’s planned events since his first year. He has also been a Resident Advisor and is currently a House and Apartment Manager. He served on Dickinson’s financial planning working group as a student representative, offering the student body’s perspective on potential decisions regarding Dickinson’s finances. Patrick spent his junior year studying abroad in Bologna, Italy. Prior to joining the Dickinson community, Patrick did a year of service working as a City Year Corps Member in Philadelphia, where he tutored and mentored 7th grade students. You can spot Patrick in the MOB office watching an Arsenal game or catching up on Survivor.
Max Matsumoto

Max Matsumoto

Class of 2021

Hometown: New York City, N.Y.

High School: New York City Laboratory School for Collaborative Studies

Major: Law & Policy and Political Science

Activities: On campus, Max is a member of the soccer team, works as the soccer coach’s assistant in athletics and volunteers in the Office of Admissions as a tour guide and Student Interviewer. These roles have shaped him as a member of the Dickinson community and have exposed him to a wide array of people and experiences. You can usually find Max out at Dickinson Park playing soccer, in the Kline Center or in the soccer offices.

 


 


Meddy Smith

Meddy Smith

Class of 2020

Hometown: Cumberland, Maine

High School: Waynflete School

Major: Psychology

Certificate: Food Studies

Activities: Meddy is a member of Delta Nu sorority and has held various positions on campus, such as intern with the Center for Sustainability Education (CSE) and research assistant with the psychology department. Over the course of her time at Dickinson, she has led the women's club lacrosse team and spent a year abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Málaga, Spain. In the spring, her favorite thing to do is jog to LeTort Park with friends or around the Carlisle neighborhoods. Her favorite study spot is the CSE library.
Cormac Stevens

Cormac Stevens

Class of 2020

Hometown: Waterbury, Vt.

High School: Harwood Union High School

Major: English and Italian

Activities: Cormac is an active member of the theatre community at Dickinson, both as an actor and behind the scenes. He is also involved in the College Choir, the English majors committee and is a First-Year Mentor. Cormac spent his junior year studying abroad in Bologna, Italy, where he studied art history and learned that you should always salt your pasta water. He enjoys getting coffee from the Peddler in the mornings and baking desserts.
David Farnham

David Farnham

Class of 2020

Hometown: Atherton, Calif.

High School: Menlo School

Major: International Business & Management

Minors: East Asian Studies and Chinese

Activities: David keeps his schedule filled with a vast array of activities and clubs. He is the vice president of securities analysis for the Student Investment Group, president of College Republicans and a member of the men's baseball team. He has also been an admissions panelist since his first year on campus and has been a student mentor at Dickinson’s Emerging Leaders Retreat for the past two years. David studied abroad in Shanghai, China, and interned as a financial analyst at Intuitive Surgical in Sunnyvale, Calif., during summer 2019.

 


 


Sarah Bock

Sarah Bock

Class of 2020

Hometown: Westborough, Mass.

High School: Westborough High School

Major: Policy Management and History (concentration in United States history)

Activities: Sarah has been an active member of the Delta Nu sorority since the spring of her first year and has enjoyed serving as the Panhellenic representative, social chair and, more recently, the recruitment chair. She is a member of the Syrens, Dickinson's only all-female-identifying a cappella group, and has been working in the Office of Admissions as a tour guide since her sophomore year. Serving as a First-Year Mentor has been a highlight of her Dickinson experience, as it has helped her connect with students and college administrators and plug back into campus in the fall. You can usually find her taking classes and hanging out in her favorite academic building, Denny Hall.
Lara Dunkelberg

Lara Dunkelberg

Class of 2020

Hometown: Gaithersburg, Md.

High School: Quince Orchard High School

Major: Policy Management

Minor: French & Francophone Studies

Activities: Lara is a member of the equestrian team, Delta Nu and the Crescendevils, one of Dickinson's co-ed acapella groups. In addition to working in admissions, Lara is a student project manager at the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and previously worked in the Trout Gallery as a French language docent. She has held internships in the Senate, a market-research firm and the NRECA and serves as an election judge for her local board of elections. Although she enjoys many of the beautiful places on campus, her favorite spot to visit is the Devil’s Den.
Natura Sant Foster

Natura Sant Foster

Class of 2020

Hometown: Basking Ridge, N.J.

High School: Ridge High School

Majors: Art & Art History and Italian Studies

Activities: Natura recently returned from a year abroad, during which she studied art history and Italian in Florence and Bologna, Italy. She serves as a First-Year Mentor, Multilingual Writing Center tutor for Italian and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Natura is involved with the Trout Gallery and the many lively events hosted by the Italian department. She is passionate about making art relevant and finding ways to weave it into people’s everyday life. Natura enjoys relaxing on the Weiss lawn and cooking new recipes to share with friends.

 


 


Caroline O

Caroline O'Leary

Class of 2020

Hometown: Montclair, N.J.

High School: Montclair High School

Major: English

Activities: Since her first year at Dickinson, Caroline has been a member of the Liberty Cap Society and currently serves on the executive board. As a member of Greek life, she has also served on the executive board for Pi Beta Phi. She is involved with New Student Programming, Alpha Lambda Delta and volunteers with the YWCA's homework help program and America Reads. She loves meeting first-year students during Orientation week and being an active member of both the Dickinson and Carlisle communities. You can usually find her in East College with her fellow English majors.
Hannah Findling

Hannah Findling

Class of 2020

Hometown: Ithaca, N.Y.

High School: Ithaca High School

Major: Biology

Certificate: Food Studies

Activities: On campus, Hannah is a member of the Dickinson Equestrian Team, Liberty Cap Society, and the Pi Beta Phi. Additionally, Hannah works for the Office of Admissions and as an animal-care assistant helping to maintain the college’s colony of boa constrictors. She spent the fall semester of her junior year studying abroad in Brisbane, Australia. Hannah can often be found studying on the Tome balcony or enjoying the countless outdoor recreation opportunities in Carlisle. Her favorite Dickinson memory is catching alligator snapping turtles and rattlesnakes on a biology class trip to Georgia.